David Teesdale

  • Born: February 28, 2002
  • Died: December 12, 2020
  • Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania

Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Tel. (215) 224-6300

Tribute & Message From The Family

David Michael Teesdale, of Bristol, PA passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the age of 18. He was born in Philadelphia to David B. and the late Kim Teesdale (nee Hofelder). He was the fun-loving little brother Alexander Hofelder.

While residing in Philadelphia, David began his career in Scouting and attended Father Judge High School. Later, the family had moved to Bristol, PA where he graduated from the Commonwealth Academy Charter. David also continued with Scouting, working his way up through the ranks and achieving Eagle.

David was an old soul. He loved listening to classic rock from vinyl records. Some of his favorite artists were The Beatles, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, and James Taylor, just to name a few. His dad recalls, that David would fall asleep and some of his first words were from the song Rockabye Sweet Baby James by James Taylor.

David is surived by his father David B. Teesdale and his brother Alex Hofelder, as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Life Celebration Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at The Beck-Givnish Funeral Home (7400 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19055). Visitation from 2:30 - 4 pm. Prayer service 4:00 pm.

Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask and use a safe distance between guests.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to your family during this very difficult time. May friends and family find some comfort in the memories that you share together.

Posted by Josie Mayer - Fayetteville, PA   December 21, 2020

I was David lunch mom at Saint Chris and lived near him .. I always remember him being a kind and gentle soul .. He love sponge bob when he was little I remember bringing him over a sponge bob lollipop he loved it.. Hope he is reunited with his mom again

Posted by Bernadette Griffin - Philadelphia, PA - friend   December 18, 2020

Dave and Alex my heart is heavy with sadness.. I am lost for words.. Kim and David are together again.. Prayers flying out to you and your Family

Posted by Mary Kelly - Levittown, PA - Family Friend   December 18, 2020

I am so sorry. I met David on Thanksgiving with my granddaughter, Jess. He was very nice & I enjoyed talking to him.

Posted by Joan Corcoran - Feasterville, PA - Acquaintance   December 17, 2020

Rest in peace.

Posted by Kathy Malamut - PHILADELPHIA, PA   December 17, 2020

Posted by Kathy Malamut - PHILADELPHIA, PA - acquaintance   December 17, 2020

David, I will always remember those wonderful happy years when you & Wyatt were little kids & best buddies throughout grade school, such warm memories, my thoughts & prayers , God bless

Posted by Linda Purvis - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 17, 2020

Me and David were close friends throughout my entire time at St Christopher. We both used to constantly watch wrestling and play xbox. I'll never forget how kind he was, we used to always trade xbox games and let each other borrow them over the weekends. I remember a specific memory in which I liked one of the games I borrowed so much, that he let me keep it. He was constantly helping people, always there for them and never got angry about much. He was an understanding person, and a great friend unlike any other. I still listen to the song he showed me when we were children, right behind you (mafia) by Our Lady Peace. He used to talk about how that was his favorite song, and now that I'm older, I listen to it and I understand that the song really describes a friend who is always there for his friend, no matter what. That is exactly how David was, he was always there for his friends, and I'll always miss him.

Posted by Wyatt Purvis - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 17, 2020

David knew and loved the Lord. So, he is now reunited with his mom and his Savior. May he rest in peace. Thanks be to God. Amen

Posted by Kevin Williams - Philadelphia, PA - Teacher   December 17, 2020

Rest easy, my friend.

Posted by Anonymous - Friend   December 17, 2020

Rest easy, my friend.

Posted by Anonymous - Friend   December 17, 2020

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